A Montreal homeless man who was allowed to wander the city's streets after he was believed to have tested positive for COVID-19 last week was not actually infected with the novel coronavirus. On March 23, a homeless man was intercepted by Montreal police officers outside of the Old Brewery Mission. Shelter staff and the man were informed that public health authorities were looking for him because he had tested positive, and he was taken to hospital. The public health agency did not confirm the case that day but said it was conducting an investigation into the matter. But when contacted by CBC News, neither Montreal's public health agency nor the police service would explain what had happened.
Source: CBC News March 31, 2020 00:45 UTC